Ideato: Supreme Court declares Ugochinyere PDP Reps Candidate

December 8, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has declared Barrister Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere as the authentic Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for the House of Representatives for Ideato North and South Federal  Constituency, Imo state.  By the judgment of the apex court, the flurry of litigations and schemings may have been put to rest. A five-man panel of the Supreme Court gave the Read More

Enugu guber: Shadow boxing in LP as Edeoga, Odengene fates hang

December 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

CHUKS NWEZE from Enugu writes that as the 2023 general elections gather momentum, the drumbeat of war rumbles unabated, creating a dissonance of who flies the flag of the major credible opposition party in Enugu state, the Labour Party (LP) The Labour Party, a hitherto moribund party which eventually rose to vibrancy and became the rallying point of the Obidients, the followers Read More

Benue PDP vs INEC: Suit a show of  desperation – Alia

November 28, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) Reverend Father Hycinth Alia, Monday expressed joy over the judgement delivered at the Federal High Court Abuja, presided over by Justice Kolowale Omotosho. He said the case instituted by the PDP against INEC and himself was a clear depiction of desperation by the Benue PDP. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had taken Read More

Alleged breach of contract: Zenith Bank emerges victorious at Appeal Court

November 27, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

After several months of legal tussle between Zenith Bank Plc v Real Integrated & Hospitality Limited and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Gombe State, a three-man panel in the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos led by Justice Muhammed Sirajo have unanimously upturned the Lagos State High Court judgment of Justice O. O. Abike-Fadipe against Zenith Bank. Real Integrated Read More

How Appeal Court restored Binani as Adamawa APC guber candidate 

November 25, 2022 Muazu Abari 0

The Appeal Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa state , Thursday declared Senator Aishatu Dahiru Binani as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate. Justice Tani Yusuf Hassan decided to set aside the judgment of a Federal High Court that nullified the governorship primary and said APC has no candidate for the 2023 governorship election. Former chairman of the Economic and Read More

Appeal Court strikes out Zamfara PDP guber candidate’s appeal 

November 24, 2022 Sidi A. Umar 0

The Court of Appeal, Sokoto division, has struck out appeal petition brought before it by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Zamfara state, gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Lawal Dare and others on grounds of lack of merit. It was gathered that the appeal was filed earlier this month and was argued between the appellant’s and respondent counsels on 18th November, following the earlier Read More

Supreme Court orders fresh trial in Ogun PDP governorship tussle 

November 21, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal brought before it by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the lingering legal battle concerning the nomination of its governorship candidate in Ogun State. The Apex Court sitting in Abuja Monday ordered that the suit instituted by one Jimi Adebisi Lawal, a governorship aspirant, be remitted to the Federal High Court for a Read More

2023 elections may be jeopardised over APGA crisis, Njoku warns 

November 8, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Edozie Njoku, has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to desist from acts capable of  jeopardizing next year’s election. The APGA national chairman warned that if the commission  continues to recognise Chief Victor Oye as the National Chairman of the party, it might derail the next election. Njoku Read More

Why I want Ekweremadu’s seat – OAU Onyema

November 3, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Chief Ogochukwu Agabus Umunnakwe Onyema, (aka OAU Onyema) is an erudite lawyer. In this interview with CHUKS NWEZE, he explains why he wants to replace the former Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, representing Enugu West senatorial zone of Enugu state at the 9th Assembly currently facing trial in far away United Kingdom on allegation of organ harvesting charges . How Read More

Breaking: Court sentences ex-pension boss, Maina, to 8 years in prison for stealing, money laundering

November 8, 2021 Editor 0

A former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, has been convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison by the federal high court for money laundering. The judgement was delivered in Abuja on Monday by Justice Okon Abang. Justice Abang found Maina guilty on all the 12-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Read More

Malami’s transformative blueprint

November 4, 2021 Kemi Adekunle 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN has distinguished himself as a plain-speaking man. His body language, tacitly or explicitly expressed, has always been in tandem with his belief that Nigeria’s unity is unshakeable.   This he has demonstrated on many occasions on his account of stewardship as he continues to advocate and plead for Read More

‘Why Kogi disagreed with Lagos, Rivers on VAT’

September 10, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

The Kogi state government has disagreed with the Lagos state government and Rivers state in the pursuit to retain the Value Added Tax. The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, had signed a bill on VAT followed by an order requiring businesses to henceforth pay VAT to the state and not to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). He announced that Read More

Court of Appeal affirms Soludo as APGA flag-bear, awards N10m against appellant

September 10, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Court of Appeal Abuja Division, Thursday affirmed Prof Charles Soludo as the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra state. While dismissing the appeal marked CA/AW/256/2021 by Chief Edozie Njoku against Sylvester Ezeokenwa, the court described it as constituting an abuse of court process. The three members of the appellate court led Read More

VAT collection: FIRS files appeal against court judgment

August 15, 2021 David Agba 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has appealed a recent judgment of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on the issue of Value Added Tax (VAT) collection. The FIRS disclosed this in a statement by its Director, Communications and Liaison Department, Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad. The statement reads as follows: “This is to inform the general public that Read More

In Yola, terror group leader, 3 others, bag jail term

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

A Yola chief magistrate’s court II, presided by Magistrate Japhet Ibrahim Basani, has on Thursday convicted and jailed leader of a dreaded terror group in Yola also known as Shilla boys alongside three of his accomplices to seven years six months jail term each without an opinion of fine. The quartet are 25-year-old Abubakar Ibrahim (ring leader), 18-year-old Shamsu Abubakar, Read More

Caramelo: Police, AEPB ordered to pay damages to 6 women

August 11, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court in Abuja Wednesday awarded millions in damages to six women who were arrested and sexually abused in Abuja. The alleged abuse happened during a 2019 raid by officers of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) and the Nigerian Police. While it lasted, about 34 female nude dancers were arrested when the popular nightclub, called Caramelo, was Read More

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Buni’s CECPC leadership lawful, says APC is right

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Supreme Court has affirmed that the leadership Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is legal and lawful. The apex court, according to the extract released by the APC, the court also held that Mai Mala Buni’s position as Acting Chairman of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Read More

Congresses: APC releases timetable, grants waivers to new members to contest

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the approved schedule of activities and guidelines for the conduct of the party’s nationwide ward congresses scheduled for Saturday July 31, 2021. The party has also granted waivers to new members and returning executives to contest. According to the notice released Sunday in Abuja by the National Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Read More

Okorocha demands recognition of Nwafor-led APC in Imo

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The crisis rocking the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another dimension as the former governor of the state Rochas Okorocha, has asked the national leadership of the party to only recognise Daniel Nwafor-led executive for peace to reign. Okorocha who led a group known as Imo APC Pioneer Group to a meeting at the Read More

Obey court judgment, ERA/FoEN tells Exxonmobil

June 29, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged ExxonMobil Nigeria to urgently comply with the recent Federal High Court judgement which ordered it to pay the sum of N81.9 billion as compensation for oil spills. The spills were reported to be from the company’s facilities between 2000 and 2010 and was said to have affected fishing and Read More

Court sentences rapist to 21 years imprisonment in Kano

June 29, 2021 Bayo Muhammad 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kano has upheld judgment against a rapist sentenced to 21 years imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Kano division, presided over by Hon. Justice Habeeb Abiru JCA, had on 28th June, 2021 affirmed the judgement of Jigawa state High Court of Justice where one Mummuni Tukur, the appellant was convicted for the offences of rape Read More

APC welcomes Ayade, urges other ‘stranded’ PDP govs to defect

May 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed the governor of Cross River state, Ben Ayade for his decision to join the ruling party, asking other opposition governors to join the APC. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the national secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), John James Akpanudoedehe, APC described as “patriotic disposition and judgement” the decision by Read More